Emergency Department Therapy May Prevent PTSD in Trauma Victim

From Medscape:

Immediate psychiatric therapy for trauma patients in the emergency department (ED) may decrease the emergence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and appears to be most effective in sexual assault victims, new research shows.

Presented here at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) 32nd Annual Conference, a study by investigators from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, showed that trauma patients who received emergency psychiatric treatment had fewer PTSD symptoms at 3 months than their counterparts who received a basic assessment.

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